Safeguarding Adults Review

The purpose of a safeguarding adults review is to find out what went wrong and what lessons there are to be learned about the way that professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults in need of care and support.

A safeguarding adults review will:

  • Make sure the procedures of all agencies work well
  • Improve the way agencies work together
  • Develop new and better ways of working.

The review will result in the production of a report, which details what happened and suggests ways of doing things better. The Board now has a statutory duty to carry out these reviews when an adult has died as a result of abuse or neglect or when evidence suggests that an adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Significant Incident Learning Process

This is a less formal process which involves agencies completing reports around what happen when something does go wrong and then coming together to identify how things could have been done better, in order to develop new and better ways of working together.

Along with colleagues in the East Midlands we have developed paperwork to support this process which we have listed below:

SAR and SILP Protocol

Serious Case Review / Serious Incident Learning Process Protocol [PDF, 224kb]